In Legal Terms


In Legal Terms: Public Funds Private Schools

A recent ruling stated giving pandemic relief funds to private schools for infrastructure improvements is unconstitutional. We’ll learn about this case with one of the attorneys involved Will Bardwell, with Democracy Forward. a 501 c 3 organization

No religious or other sect or sects shall ever control any part of the school or other educational funds of this state; nor shall any funds be appropriated toward the support of any sectarian school, or to any school that at the time of receiving such appropriation is not conducted as a free school.

Carson v Macon

Are you planning or hoping to vote Absentee for the General election in next?

  • September 24th – Absentee ballots were available at County Circuit Clerk’s Office.
  • November 5th – In-person absentee voting deadline and the County Circuit Clerk’s Office is open until noon for in-person absentee voting.
  • November 8th – General Election and Regular Special Election Day. Polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
  • November 8th – Mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked on or before this date to be valid.

How and who can vote absentee in Mississippi’s General Election in 2 weeks?

  1. Any person who is temporarily residing outside of their county of residence, and the ballot must be mailed to an address outside the county.
  2. Any person who has a temporary or permanent physical disability and who, because of such disability, is unable to vote in person without substantial hardship to himself, herself or others, or whose attendance at the voting place could reasonably cause danger to himself, herself or others.
  3. The parent, spouse or dependent of a person with a temporary or permanent physical disability who is hospitalized outside of his or her county of residence or more than fifty (50) miles distant from his or her residence, if the parent, spouse or dependent will be with such person on election day.
  4. Any person who is sixty-five (65) years of age or older.

College kids (we hope you planned ahead):

OPTION 1: Keep Your Voter Registration At Your Parents’ Or Guardian’s Home

OPTION 2: Register Or Move Your Registration To Vote At School Residence

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In Legal Terms: Wage Law

Let’s start the new year off right, making sure your compensation is fair and legal. Today we’ll discuss wage and hour law with our guest, attorney Francis Springer. We’ll learn about the Fair Labor Standards Act and how it regulates how many employees are paid. FirstStep Poster Advisor is one of a series of elaws (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to help employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities under Federal employment laws. Available in English and other languages, the poster may be downloaded free of charge and printed directly from the Advisor - free of charge. We’ll have a link to that site on the show information for this broadcast. you’re interested in hearing a discussion about minimum wage, that was a topic covered by MPB’s Money Talks when their guest was State Economist, Corey Miller. You can find a link to that podcast from March 16th of 2021 on the show information for this podcast. about minimum wage in Mississippi? We have no state minimum wage law. It’s one of 5 states, including Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, and South Carolina that haven’t set a wage minimum separate from the federal rate which currently is $7.25 per hour.

In Legal Terms: Turning 18 Encore

ENCORE FROM 07/13/2021Anyone have a 16 to 21-year-old? Or know one? What do you need to know that you can or can’t do when you turn 18? Are you an adult? Are the parents still “in charge”?Guest: attorney Baskin Jones who was on our show January 26th 2021 when we talked about Cycling and Insurance. Code 1-3-27:The term “minor,” when used in any statute, shall include any person, male or female, under twenty-one years of age.The Legal Documents You May Want When Your Child Turns 18Healthcare Proxy (also referred to as a healthcare agent or medical power of attorney, a healthcare power of attorney, or durable power of attorney for health care)Mississippi healthcare proxy form: (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) authorization (also called a HIPAA release)Mississippi HIPPA form: Power of Attorney (Durable POA) Separate forms for medical and finances. Directive Form: you can do at 18:VoteJoin the MilitaryRegister for Selective ServiceGet a pody piercing or tattooSign a contractWhat you CAN NOT do at 18:buy a lottery ticketchange your nameopen a brokerage account or buy stockbe called for jury duty